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Medicina clínica y social

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VILLABA-ARIAS, Jorge; SANABRIA, Gabriela; BARRIOS, Iván  and  TORALES, Julio. Medical students' knowledge of the UN 2030 Agenda. Med. clín. soc. [online]. 2022, vol.6, n.1, pp.37-42. ISSN 2521-2281.


At a United Nations General Assembly, a commitment was signed that guided development policy at the international level by outlining the responsibility of rich countries to support poor countries through aid, debt relief and improved market access; this commitment would become known as the Millennium Development Goals. This later evolved into the Sustainable Development Goals.


to determine the knowledge of students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the National University of Asuncion (FCM - UNA), Santa Rosa del Aguaray Campus regarding the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study. An online survey was conducted among all undergraduate students of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the National University of Asuncion - Santa Rosa del Aguaray Campus.


of the total of 91 students, 35 (38.4 %) responded affirmatively that they have heard or read about the United Nations 2030 agenda. 34 out of 35 (97.1 %) answered that the Agenda 2030 is an Action Plan led by the United Nations, regarding the knowledge of the objectives, 4 students (11.4 %) correctly identified the 17 objectives of the agenda, 8 (22.8 %) students have missed 1 or 2 objectives and the same number have missed between 3 to 4 objectives; 2 (5.7 %) do not know the objectives and 1 (2.8 %) answered that the objectives of the agenda are not among the options.


knowledge of the 2030 agenda is scarce, but in accordance with similar publications in health students.

Keywords : Knowledge; Sustainable development; Students; United Nations.

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